Teachable Moment from IRIS - Magnitude 7.2 South Sandwich Islands
May 28, 2016 -- IRIS does an excellent job collecting and preparing resources we can use in our classrooms on recent, significant earthquakes. Check out their PowerPoint, visualizations and animations on a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that occurred in the South Sandwich Islands, an uninhabited British territory off the coast of Argentina in the southern Atlantic Ocean.
- IRIS page: http://www.iris.edu/hq/retm/4150
- USGS page: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20005ysu
For general earthquake information, be sure to check out PAESTA Recommends Earthquake Resources (http://www.paesta.psu.edu/paesta-recommends#earthquake ) and AGI's Earthquake Basics (http://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues/earthquake-basics ) page.